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Old 09-10-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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Am I strong enough?

Wow thanks for responding, just those few notes made me feel better. Your right I do need to trust someone. I have a ton of people in my life but I don't want any of them to be dissappointed in me. Its so much easier to put on the happy face. I am open i am ready for change...I think...but to be perfectly honest part of me is afraid to tell anyone becuase I'm afraid they'll insist on taking the pills away...isn't that lame....does that mean I'm not ready for change or is that normal?I tried to taper today and wound up taking more than usual ( Chewing 4 20mg Oxys) Go figure. I want my life back. I want to make room in my head to think about other things other than pills. I Just dont know if I'm strong enough? WHat withdrawls should I expect and for how long? DOes anyone know? Thanks B. For repsonding it was a huge help. WHo would've have thought that a chat forum could be so inspiring and strengthening? Any information on what to expect?For a girl who has been taking between 60-80 mg. OXys a day for a year?

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Old 09-12-2004, 06:57 AM   #2
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Re: Am I strong enough?

Hi Scared-
Are you planning a taper?
This may be difficult-as you said-that you took more today than usual-
First-your gonna have to get honest w/ someone..have you considered going to AA/Na-
So-are you alone in your addiction completely?Do you use w/ friends?
I just feel like you gotta come clean-how about a therapist?
I sense you want out-but your still unsure..which means its gonna be hard to get off the drugs..
Is it possible to take a week to go thru a detox program?
There are free facilitys everywhere-if you don't have insurance.
That way-you get a jumpstart-you are medically supervised-medicated to be more comfortable during w/d and are "safe" from breaking down mid-w/d..
I don't know your story-did you take the pills for pain or getting high?
Id like to help out-but i need a lil info..

Old 09-14-2004, 05:34 AM   #3
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Smile Re: u only have to believe ur strong enough

i have found with my own addiction (alcohol/benzos/speed ect ect) that ive had to heal the parts of myself that make me want to use remember that what u r taking is a drug and it is addictive the only way i have been able to have peace serenity and a life has been through complete abstinance from all mind/mood altering substances unless prescribed and closely monitored by a doc, i go to narcotics anonymous meetings daily and i feel awesome i just dont use for one day at a time, my prayers and thoughts are with u on your recovery journey be kind to yourself and think about narcotics anonymous it really does work

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